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Afterthought T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cherry Blossom T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cleopatra T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Touch That Flake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Riddle of the Sphinx T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Using Your Nose T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: (TR) Chris Miller, December 1995 (Lead) Bob Gaines, Scott Cosgrove, November 1996
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Shared By: Randy on Nov 30, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This fun route involves various stemming and palming maneuvers which make the bottom section of this route seem longer than it is. Well worth doing if your passing by. Walk off the south side slabs.


3 bolts protect the hard moves; above easy groove/crack; gear needed for belay/anchor (2-3 inches).


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Funky moves on this odd route make it seem longer than it really is. Great job by Bob and Scott on cleaning up this route, as it was somewhat loose and not overly appealing when originally done on TR. Two stars out of five. Feb 23, 2005
Technical with unlikely moves. Worth doing. Dec 13, 2004

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